9/11

9/11

deeply
nestled within
the dull concrete debris
lie the bones of those who could not say
goodbye

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fear

fear is assuming
that the unfamiliar
is dark and evil

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hope

living on nothing
but promises and a dream
that things will work out

Graham Laughlin is 16 and lives in Riverton, NJ. Graham runs cross country and track, and enjoys American literature and learning about the historic significance of writing. He likes writing essays and short stories, but prefers poetry because it is a freer way of writing and conveying a message. His favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird because of its honest, simple, and often funny dialogue. His favorite magazine is National Geographic for its diverse, cultural perspectives. He loves Philadelphia because there is plenty of opportunity for business, art, science, and living a great life.